Identifies Resources to Strengthen Tribal Nations, Promote Racial Justice and Equity, and Create Jobs in a Clean Energy Economy
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending.
The funding request advances key Interior Department priorities, including honoring our government-to-government relationships with Tribal Nations, addressing racial inequity, and tackling the climate crisis. The request also follows the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the historic relief package that contains several provisions that fund Interior initiatives and benefit the communities we directly serve.
“As our country faces the interlocking challenges of a global pandemic, economic downturn, racial injustice, and the climate crisis, Interior is committed to an all-of-government approach to build back better,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. “President Biden’s funding request provides much-needed resources to Tribal Nations, prioritizes racial justice and equity, and invests in healthy lands, waters, and a clean energy economy that will create good-paying jobs.”
The FY 2022 discretionary request includes the President’s commitment to the following priorities:
For more information, see The President’s FY 2022 Discretionary Request.